Torrey pine

Torrey pine: female pine cones
A wild Torrey pine grove, Santa Rosa Island, California
Strobili on a Torrey pine
Torrey pine mature bark and nameplate in Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, Los Angeles, California

Rare pine species in California, United States.

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Santa Rosa Island (California)

Second largest of the Channel Islands of California at 53,195 acres (215.27 km2 or 83.118 sq mi).

Santa Rosa Island
Orcas near Santa Rosa Island
Munchkin dudleya, an endemic plant species
Torrey pine grove on Santa Rosa island. View towards Santa Cruz Island.
Beach by the pier
Pier at Santa Rosa Island
White sand beach
View from the top of Torrey Pines Hill
The northern part of the island
View of the island
Whale watching around the island (humpback whale)
Sea lion by the pier

Santa Rosa Island is home to the rare Torrey Pine, a species of pine tree that exists only in two locations around the world.

Pine nut

Pine nuts, also called piñón, pinoli , pignoli or chilgoza , are the edible seeds of pines (family Pinaceae, genus Pinus).

Stone pine cone with pine nuts – note two nuts under each cone scale
European stone pine nuts (Pinus pinea) to be compared with the picture below
Korean pine (Pinus koraiensis) pine nuts – unshelled, and shell, above; shelled, below
Pinon nuts (Pinus edulis) packed for shipment, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1921
Armand pine (Pinus armandii) and Korean pine (Pinus koraiensis) pine nut physical characteristics and noticeable differences
Shelled pine nuts and cedar oil in vials. Buryatia, Russia
Drying of pine nuts

The other eight pinyon species are used to a small extent, as are gray pine (Pinus sabineana), Coulter pine (Pinus coulteri), Torrey pine (Pinus torreyana), sugar pine (Pinus lambertiana) and Parry pinyon (Pinus quadrifolia).

Del Mar, California

Beach town in San Diego County, California, located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.

The historic Mission Revival style Canfield-Wright House.
Powerhouse Park, Del Mar

Del Mar is one of only two locations where the Torrey Pine tree naturally occurs.

Coastal sage scrub

Low scrubland plant community of the California coastal sage and chaparral subecoregion, found in coastal California and northwestern coastal Baja California.

Coastal sage scrub in the Santa Monica Mountains. Note slope effect.
Coastal sage scrub on the Santa Rosa Plateau, with oak woodland in background.
Southern coastal scrub in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Torrey pine (Pinus torreyana) and southern coastal scrub, Santa Rosa Island.

The endangered Torrey pine (Pinus torreyana) is the dominant tree at Torrey Pines State Reserve in San Diego, one of only two known stands of this pine species.

Channel Islands (California)

Eight-island archipelago located within the Southern California Bight in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of California.

Beach of Santa Cruz Island
Beach at San Miguel
An approximate map of the Channel Islands' land extent roughly 14,000 years ago, showing their historical connection to each other. While they are currently separated from mainland California by a 230 m deep channel, at this point in history they were only 7.8 km from the mainland compared to the modern 19 km, making prehistoric travel between them much easier.
Garibaldi, Catalina Island
Juvenile Garibaldi, Catalina Island
Diver and juvenile sea lion, Anacapa Island
California moray eel
Kelp forest and sardines
Giant black sea bass, San Clemente Island
Sea fan, Anacapa Island
Hermissenda crassicornis, San Clemente Island
Anemones, Catalina Island
Bat ray in kelp forest, San Clemente Island
Spanish shawl nudibranch
A Catalina Island Fox. Their population dwindled to 100 individuals before rebounding with the help from scientists from the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies.

Many unique species of plants and animals are endemic to the Channel Islands, including fauna such as the Channel Islands spotted skunk, ashy storm-petrel, and flora including a unique subspecies of Torrey pine.

John Torrey

American botanist, chemist, and physician.

Daguerreotype of John Torrey, 1840
John Torrey as a young man
John Torrey in 1869
Bas relief portrait of John Torrey

P. torreyana an endangered species from southern California, is also named after the botanist.

Torrey Pines High School

High school in the North County Coastal area of San Diego, California.

Sara Jacobs
Taylor Fritz
Soren Thompson
Shaun White

The school is named after the Torrey pine tree that grows in the area.

California coastal sage and chaparral

Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub ecoregion located in southwestern California (United States) and northwestern Baja California (Mexico).

Coastal sage and chaparral of Santa Clarita Woodlands Park
California brittlebush growing on steep coastal slopes near Ensenada, Baja California
Coastal scrub and torrey pines in the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, San Diego
A bobcat roaming the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains
Restored patch of coastal scrub at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Another endemic tree is the rare Torrey pine (Pinus torreyana), which is only native to the coastal bluffs in Torrey Pines State Reserve near San Diego, and off the coast on Santa Rosa Island.

Torrey Pines Golf Course

36-hole municipal golf facility on the west coast of the United States, owned by the city of San Diego, California.

Clubhouse at Torrey Pines

The course is named for the Torrey Pine, a rare tree that grows in the wild only along this local stretch of the coastline in San Diego County and on Santa Rosa Island.

San Diego

Major city in the U.S. state of California on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and immediately adjacent to the Mexican border.

The Kumeyaay, also known as the Diegueño, have inhabited the area of San Diego for thousands of years.
San Diego's namesake is the 15th-century Spanish saint Didacus of Alcalá.
José María Estudillo served as commandant of the Presidio of San Diego and founded the Estudillo family, a powerful San Diego clan of Californios.
The 1846 Battle of San Pasqual was a decisive battle between American and Californio forces during the U.S. Conquest of California.
The namesake of Horton Plaza, Alonzo Horton developed "New Town," which became Downtown San Diego.
Balboa Park on the cover of a guidebook for the World Exposition of 1915
Satellite view of San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico
Mission Valley facing Northwest, taken from Arista Street. Mission Bay can be seen in the distance.
Normal Heights, a neighborhood of San Diego
San Diego skyline, seen in January 2021
Surfers at Pacific Beach
Coastal canyon in Torrey Pines State Reserve
San Diego viewed against the Witch Creek Fire smoke
Map of racial distribution in San Diego, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
A U.S. Navy vice admiral and an intelligence specialist celebrating Hispanic American Heritage Month in San Diego
USS Midway museum ship
F/A-18 Hornet flying over San Diego and the USS John C. Stennis
View on Harbor Drive
Downtown San Diego, as seen from Coronado Island
Qualcomm corporate headquarters
Official portrait of Mayor Todd Gloria
San Diego City Council chambers
San Diego Police Department car in the city center
San Diego State University's Hepner Hall
University of California, San Diego's Geisel Library, named for Theodor Seuss Geisel ("Dr. Seuss")
The Museum of Us
Petco Park, home of the Padres since 2004
I-5 looking south toward downtown San Diego
View of Coronado and San Diego from the air
Cross Border Xpress bridge from the terminal in San Diego on the right to the main terminal of Tijuana Airport on the left

Torrey Pines State Reserve and a coastal strip continuing to the north constitute one of only two locations where the rare species of Torrey Pine, Pinus torreyana, is found.